• Many thanks to everyone that made it to the Awards night last Saturday, a particular thanks to those that really made the effort with their attire on the night.

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    The happiest B&F winner of all time

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    Clowns

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    Robbo and his ladies taking a break from presenting ‘The Price is Right’

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    Nick, Snipper and a guy dressed like Luther Vandross’  bedroom

    Congratulations to all the winners – particularly Snipper for taking out the B&F, Dutchy for Most Runs, Chef for Most Wickets and Saul for the Bravery award (for agreeing to a second game against Seymours on Lydiard!).

    Other Award winners included:

    • Champagne Moment – The Rev (for leaving the field of play, missing a catch and refusing to field the ball while drinking prosecco with some spectators)
    • Dwayne Leverock Award for Best Hands – Tuesday
    • Ryan Mitchell Award for Worst Player at the Big Day Not Out – Ryan Mitchell
    • Best Player at the Big Day Not Out – Dutchy (not for his 1 run, but for his sledging)
    • Best Player on Tour – Mo (for getting our bond back)

    A great night was had by all and here’s looking forward to next season!

  • The Quokkas Cricket Club plays social games for the enjoyment of the sport against various friendly teams in the UK and Australia.

    The UK side is currently looking for new members who are interested in playing some social cricket, having some laughs and enjoying the sport.  Cricketing ability is purely optional.

    Seen here, lack of cricketing ability

    Seen here, lack of cricketing ability

    We don’t really “do” training but “do” enjoy the social side of the game and travelling the UK (and Europe) for friendly games.

    Please contact us via our Facebook page if you want to find out more.

  • The Quokkas Cricket Club is very proud of our inclusive approach to the game, and life in general and were very happy to host a game against the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre this year to raise money for the group, as well as give some Asylum seekers a chance to have a game of cricket with some locals.

    Those of us at Quokka HQ were a bit overwhelmed to receive the Certificate of Thanks and letter of appreciation in the mail shown below & look forward to next seasons match.

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  • To the delight of all, the Hairdresser has coiffured a fine set of fixtures for 2015:

    • 10th May – Hartfield away
    • 24th May – Barnes Common – TBC
    • 31st May – St Anne’s Allstars away
    • 7th June – Salix away
    • 21st June – Wantage – TBC
    • 5th July – Whalers away
    • 11th July – The Cotswold Experience – TBC
    • 19th July – ISIS away
    • 26th July – Tusmore away

    All 2pm starts at the moment

  • Sacked Social Secretary and serial second best & fairest, Lord Faggy Frumkin Jr III, took some time off from modelling/acting/whatevering to visit the spiritual, and actual, home of the Quokkas – Rottnest Island.

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    Rumours that Steph has smuggled one back to the UK for a mascot are being strenuously denied back at Faggy HQ.

  • The advent of free-agency has certainly changed the composition of social cricket teams in the modern era, and The Quokkas haven’t been immune to its blessed kiss.

    After a fairly dismal 2013/14 Summer in which the Victorian Quokkas only won 2 games (1 against the VBCA and the other against the rather inebriated Pinnacle), the recruitment agents have been in full-flight, inviting potential Social Cricket specialists including:

    • Ian Botham (rejected the offer, reason given: “No way” – even when offered a few Melbourne Bitters as payment)
    • David Boon (as above)
    • Gold Coast Suns footballer Charlie Dixon (rejected with the more polite “No thanks”)
    • ex-Geelong/Melbourne/Brisbane footballer Brent Moloney (rejected, “I can’t move my legs” – this seemed like a positive to The Rev who cant move his legs OR arms)
    • Alan Border (though never really approached, The Rev got too scared my his glare)

    In happier news, 2012/13 season heroes Radar and Alex are returning, while “The Chef” has been roped in.

     

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    The Quokkas Cricket Club is proud to announce that it has been appointed as an official supporter of the Victorian Blind Cricket Association (VBCA).

    The VBCA and The Quokkas played a social game over the 2013/14 season, enabling the VBCA players to get in some much practice before nationals while also enabling The Quokkas to learn more about Blind Cricket.

    The game was such a success that the Quokkas decided to make a formal approach to the VBCA to request future games, as well as provide financial support (aside from their generous contributions over the bar).

    “We are delighted to formalise this relationship and look forward to a long and healthy relationship with the VBCA” said Quokkas founder The Rev.

    “The VBCA are a great bunch of cricketers and play in exactly the spirit that we strive to; for enjoyment of the game”.

    The Quokkas look forward to announcing the game for Season 2014/15.

     

  • The decline in the standard of international cricket became all to apparent during the recent Test between India and England/South Africa, when England demonstrated Quokka bowling at Test Level.

    Resident wicket-keeper / book-maker, Curto, was unavailable for comment.

     

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    Test Level bowling

  • And so another season of un-entertaining cricket for the Victorian (Labour in Vain) Quokkas was crowned with an entertaining evening of celebration in the manner only known as THE GOWNLOWS.

    Taking up residence in the Grace Darling Hotel, the second-oldest pub in Melbourne, in the very room in which the Collingwood Football Club was formed, the Quokkas celebrated their own recent season with a count of the votes given, match reports read and awards presented for outstanding efforts.

    Highlights of the season were also observed, including the $5,000 raised for charity (Kickstart for Kids and the McGrath Foundation), the match against the Victorian Blind Cricket Association and of course the match against The Pinnacle Hotel (our win!).

    Joe “Lonely” Miller-Norman ended up taking out the Best & Fairest Award on a count back, after initially polling the same number of votes as Pup, though receiving more 3 votes for the games he played in.

    Bad luck to Pup, though he has years to exact revenge.

    Bad luck also to Ed, who now has to listen to Lonely bang on about this win, as well as the “Mighty Teal“.

    Other winners for the evening included:

    • Most Runs AND Most Wickets: Ed
    • Best Player at the Big Day Not Out: Robbo
    • Worst Player at the Big Day Not Out: Phantom (also picked up the award for the most runs against in an over; 28)
    • The Sledgehammer Award for Sensitivity: J Rod
    • The Zoe Goss Award for being dismissed by a female: Emu
    • The J Rod Death Bowling Award: Curto (for being hit for 14 runs off 3 balls to lose the game with an over left)
    • The Bruce Reid Award for Batting: The Rev

    Thanks everyone for a great season, here’s looking to season 2014/15.

  • The Summer may be coming to a close but there is still plenty of Quokka Cricket to come!

    There are 2 matches in particular I thought Id draw your attention to:

    Game 1: Quokkas v Victorian Blind Cricket Association on Feb 16; and

    Game 2: Quokkas stumping up for the McGrath Foundation on Feb 23

    Game 1:
    Yes, we are hitting new heights in our search for a win, playing against a team of vision-impaired cricketers.

    The game will be played at the lovely surrounds of the VBCA (454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong) from 11am (I know, early start) on Feb 16.

    It will also be broadcast on Blind Sports Radio, with guest Quokka commentators hiding from the action on the field in the safety of the commentary box.

    All guests are more than welcome – we’d love to see you there.

    Game 2:

    The Quokkas are taking on 2 teams (the John Curtin & the Dan O’Connell) in 1 day of very poor quality cricket to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.
    The McGrath foundation provides breast-care nurses to communities (particularly remote communities) right across Australia.

    Our aim is to raise $1,000 for the day & we are accepting donations, sponsorships & batting tips.
    More information on the game is here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/335842379878002/?fref=ts

    The match will be played at the picturesque Alphington Oval where we will be selling drinks to and providing food for all attendees.  All profits will go to the cause.

    Thanks in advance,

    The Quokkas

    Quokkas v Brandon 04/03/12

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